What is Whole Health?
Caring for the whole person means more than treating their immediate symptoms. It means empowering people to participate in their physical, mental, spiritual and financial well-being, and creating environments where they can thrive. HSC is leading the way in promoting Whole Health in North Texas.
Working with the community, workplace and campus to support initiatives that improve health and wellness for all.
Being mindful of each person’s spiritual needs.
Embracing nutrition, fitness, activity and sleep as components of the whole person.
Empowering people to identify their own needs.
Connecting people with the programs and resources they need to maintain a state of well-being.
Providing information and screenings designed to create healthier surroundings at work and at home.
Helping people navigate the complex financial landscape though referrals and advocacy.
How do you picture Whole Health?
The elderly woman always asked for a sandwich. She arrived at the hospital by ambulance, alone every time and grateful to see familiar faces — and very hungry. Back when Jessica Rangel, The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth’s executive vice president of Health Systems, was a nurse on clinical rotations, she visited the elderly woman’s home.
When a patient is diagnosed with a life-altering chronic illness, that person’s emotional state can plummet. Roughly 37 million Americans have diabetes, for example, and they are two to three times more likely to develop depression than people without the disease.
In December, The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth’s Clinic, HSC Health, launched the Metabolic and Longevity Clinic. This specialty clinic is for patients who have metabolic diseases such as obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure and more. Those who do not have metabolic diseases but are interested in prolonging the longevity of their active...